Story Publication logo September 28, 2022

Radio: Ecotourism in Cameroon (French)


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In Cameroon the populations are committed to develop ecotourism to fight against deforestation.

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Ebodjè is now a refuge for marine turtles, once hunted by the population for their meat. Today the village has become famous for these turtles, around which an ecotourism activity now gravitates. A similar situation exists in Nkoa-Elong, in the commune of Nyete, where tourism around the Picarthate birds has changed the life of the communities. The population now avoids destroying the forest to attract the maximum number of birds, the main tourist attraction in the locality.

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